Happy New Year everyone! It's the second day of 2017 already, the
year's first Monday, and I get to post here at InkSpot.
What am I thinking about this
early in the new year? Well, writing,
for one thing, as I always do. And my
New Years' Resolutions? Not much
different from other years: Write lots,
write well, enjoy it all and have fun letting people know about the published
I'm also considering what my
protagonists' resolutions would be.
First, Rory Chasen, of my Superstition Mysteries, would undoubtedly
resolve to do the best she can to continue to learn the reality of
superstitions. She might also resolve to
stop figuring out who the murderers are when someone is killed in her adopted
town of Destiny, California.
She did so most recently in her third story UNLUCKY CHARMS, published in
October 2016, where she was the unlucky one suspected of murder. Of course she would also resolve to continue
to do a great job of running the Lucky Dog Boutique and taking good care of her
beloved lucky black and white dog Pluckie.
And what about her relationship with Chief Justin Halbertson of the
Destiny Police Department? I'm sure
she'd resolve to continue it and see where it leads in the future.
Then there's Carrie Kennersly of my
Barkery & Biscuits Mysteries. She
started as a veterinary technician and of course each year she undoubtedly
resolves to do the best job possible in helping the veterinarians at the KnobconeHeightsVeterinaryHospital, especially Dr.
Reed Storme, with whom she has been forming a romantic relationship. First and foremost is helping to save all the
animals she can.
Plus, Carrie's newest and most
beloved venture is owning and running the two bakeries in town, Icing on the
Cake, where human treats are baked and sold, and Barkery and Biscuits, where
the healthful canine treats Carrie developed as a vet tech are baked and
sold. Her resolutions regarding the
shops would involve making sure only the best and tastiest treats are created
and made available to people or pets, as appropriate. No need to do a resolution about taking great
care of her adored dog Biscuit since she does that anyway. But there's also that little thing about
solving murders, since she does it, too.
I believe she's aware that her third adventure of that type, BAD TO THE
BONE, will be published in May 2017.
Will she want to continue figuring out those answers? Well, I suspect she'll need to resolve to
continue to help any friends or relatives accused of murder in the future. Like it or not, she's gotten quite skilled at
it. But she is a busy lady with the jobs
she has chosen, and solving murders keeps her even busier.
Anyway, I wish the best for you
in 2017. And make sure your New Year's
resolutions including having a wonderful year!